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Overview

Id RHBA-2013:0117-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0117-01 RHBA xinetd bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

RHBA-2013:0117-01

Red Hat 2013:0117-01 RHBA xinetd bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0117.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
Xinetd is a secure replacement for inetd, the Internet services daemon. Xinetd provides access control for all services based on the address of the remote host and/or on time of access, and can prevent denial-of-access attacks. Xinetd provides extensive logging, has no limit on the number of server arguments, and allows users to bind specific services to specific IP addresses on a host machine. Each service has its own specific configuration file for xinetd; the files are located in the /etc/xinetd.d directory. This update fixes the following bug: * Previously, when the xinetd daemon connected to the TCPMUX service, the service file descriptors were not closed properly. Consequently, xinetd terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, the code has been fixed to close the file descriptors, and xinetd no longer crashes when a connection to TCPMUX service is established. (BZ#801507) All users of xinetd are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.

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